## Application of Algebra in computing

Algebraic principles are used extensively in computing. In computer science, the computer algebra is called algebraic computation or symbolic computation. This is used mainly in software development and the associated algorithms that are used in the manipulation of mathematical expressions and objects. Kaltofen Erich (1982) noted that the long-known algorithms that were being used proved to be very long and this necessitated the revisiting of classical algebra with the intention of making them effective and efficient. In specific terms, algebra is used in the following fields of computing.

Encoding: in encoding, data that is arranged in arrays or matrices